|JERUSALEM — In September, Yael Eckstein, the president and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), was included on the Jerusalem Post’s prestigious list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews. The list, which is compiled annually, showcases the diversity of the Jewish world by highlighting people from all walks of life who have made remarkable achievements in the fields of government, philanthropy, art, medicine, literature, and science.
Eckstein, who has led The Fellowship since the death of her father, Rabbi Eckstein, in 2019, was recognized for her tireless work overseeing the organization’s programs that provide food, medical and financial aid, and security to millions of needy Israelis. The Fellowship also facilitates aliyah (immigration to Israel) for Jews from around the world, and assists impoverished elderly Jews and children in the former Soviet Union. Under her leadership, The Fellowship is continuing the pioneering bridge-building work that has brought together millions of Christians to support Israel and Jewish people in need worldwide.
“I’m deeply honored to be included on this list alongside such an impressive group of people who are truly changing the world for the better in so many ways,” Eckstein said. “But I could not do this work alone. It is due to the dedication and compassion of our supporters, many of whom are Christians, that The Fellowship is stronger and more prepared than ever to respond to new needs as they arise.”